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Chelsea beat Lampard’s Derby in League Cup Halloween thriller

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea dumped Frank Lampard’s Derby out of the League Cup on Wednesday despite a valiant effort by the Championship side to battle back from a defensive Halloween horror show. Maurizio Sarri’s much-changed side eventually emerged 3-2 winners, with all five goals coming in a …

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PSG see off Monaco to seal fifth straight League Cup

Bordeaux, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain claimed their fifth consecutive French League Cup title as an Edinson Cavani double helped them ease to a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday’s final at Bordeaux. The Uruguayan gave PSG an eighth-minute lead from the penalty spot after a lengthy delay for …

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Arsenal stand in way of Pep’s first Man City silverware

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is anxious to play down suggestions that winning his first piece of silverware for Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final against Arsenal would herald a period of dominance. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach takes his side to Wembley with …

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Man City into first final of Guardiola era

Bristol, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football. Guardiola’s runaway Premier League leaders, eyeing an …

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Wenger rules out Arsenal spree despite revenue rise

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger insisted Tuesday there was no chance he would jeopardise Arsenal’s financial stability with lavish spending on new players during the rest of the January transfer window. Monday saw Alexis Sanchez leave the Emirates for Old Trafford in a high-profile swap deal, with …

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VAR wins but Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s first leg. Antonio Conte’s side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge — where the …

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Aguero to the rescue against valiant Bristol City

 Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | A goal in stoppage time by Sergio Aguero saved Manchester City’s blushes as it was enough to secure a 2-1 win over second-tier Bristol City in their League Cup semi-final first leg clash on Tuesday. The Argentinian’s 19th goal of the season and a fine …

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Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Championship side Bristol City dumped Manchester United out of the League Cup on Wednesday, scoring with seconds remaining to beat the holders 2-1. In the other quarter-final, Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-1 with goals from Willian and a late strike from Alvaro Morata. FT: Bristol …

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Conte sticks to League Cup youth policy

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he will give his young players another chance to shine in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final at home to Bournemouth. Conte fielded weakened teams in the earlier rounds against Nottingham Forest and Everton and although the semi-finals are now …

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